AMA suggests ways to improve AHCA

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The American Medical Association (AMA) recently sent a letter to U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to respond to his request for health care organizations to suggest ways to improve the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4. 

AMA says that its comments “focus primarily on premium affordability, insurance market stabilization, and the Medicaid safety net – topics that are generally consistent with the scope of a budget reconciliation bill. Other policy improvements that might be made to current law – such as medical liability reform or eliminating the Independent Payment Advisory Board and restrictions on physician hospital ownership – do not fit within the framework of the legislative vehicle that the Senate is considering. [AMA] will continue to advocate for those issues separately.”

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